Sir Charles Edwards: In the Appendix to the Report of the Select Committee on Transport in the Metropolitan Area there are two lists given of companies controlled by the Underground Electric Rail ways of London, which is, of course, the combine. I suggest the words "all those companies which are controlled by the combine" and mentioned on page 367 of that Report.
Sir Charles Edwards: 51. asked the Prime Minister if, having regard to the grave urgency of the Metropolitan traffic problem, he will give an early day after Easter for the discussion of the Report of the Advisory Committee on London Traffic?
Sir Charles Edwards: (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary whether it is a fact that 68 members of the staff of the Ordnance Survey employed at Southampton are under notice to leave to-morrow, though they are re-established civil servants, whether most of the said 68 are within 2 years and one is within 7 weeks of reaching the special allowance age of 60, when they become automatically entitled to...
Sir Charles Edwards: Will these men who are over 58 get the pro rata allowance which they would have automatically got if they had been 60, and is it seriously proposed, in the case of the one man who is within seven weeks of being automatically entitled to an addition of one or one-and-a-half years' salary, that he should be discharged now and be deprived of that allowance?
Sir Charles Edwards: If it can be conclusively shown that the pension of these men would not actuarially be as good as if they had remained till 60 and got pension plus allowance, will it be made good to them actuarially on the basis of being discharged at 60?
Sir Charles Edwards: 13 asked the President of the Board of Education, (1) whether he is aware that the teachers in the Monmouthshire schools were supplied with cards, through the school authorities and on behalf of the Board of Education, entitled Salaries of Teachers in Public Elementary Schools of England and Wales, and stating that the cards were for use only in areas where the Burnham minimum scale was...
Sir Charles Edwards: 75. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the continued increase in the cost of lunatic patients chargeable to boards of guardians maintained at lunatic asylums, and that the 4s. per head now paid is totally inadequate; and whether he will introduce legislation to amend the Local Government Act, 1888, so as to provide for boards of guardians to receive a much higher sum than the...
Sir Charles Edwards: 3. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to state the time of commencing business each day in the different Parliaments of Europe, America, Japan, South Africa and the British Colonies; the number of hours they sit each day; and the approximate time taken each year?
Sir Charles Edwards: How are we to know whether the House is desirous or not?
Sir Charles Edwards: 20. asked the Secretary of State for War why no war gratuity has been paid to ex-Private J. Williams, No. 34, Welsh Guards; if he is aware that this case was placed before the War Office months ago and no satisfaction given and no reason for delay; and will he cause immediate inquiries to be made with a view to settling the matter?
Sir Charles Edwards: 24. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether Naval vessels were used in the transport of the remains of General Denikin's army from Novorossisk or other ports to the Crimea.
Sir Charles Edwards: 57. asked the Minister of Health whether he will consent to pay to boards of guardians the old-age pension due to some of the inmates of the workhouse and the infirmary, and thus to that extent relieve the local rates?
Sir Charles Edwards: 20. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether negotiations for peace are now proceeding between the Russian Soviet Government and the Governments of Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, and Poland; and whether His Majesty's Government is represented in these countries by diplomatic or military missions?
Sir Charles Edwards: When was that and on what point was it?
Sir Charles Edwards: That vote has never taken place.
Sir Charles Edwards: 53. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a statement made by a member of the Russian trade commission at Copenhagen to the effect that six ships are now ready loaded in the harbour at Petrograd with cargoes for export; and what stops are being taken by His Majesty's Government to carry out the decision of the Allied Council to resume trade with Russia?
Sir Charles Edwards: 114. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether four British warships have recently left Malta for the Black Sea; what is the present strength of the naval forces in the Black Sea; and for what purposes they are being kept there?
Sir Charles Edwards: 48. asked the Prime Minister whether the pledge given to the Jewish people by Great Britain, France, Italy, America, and the other Allied Powers to restore Palestine to the Jewish nation has been agreed upon by the Supreme Council; and whether Great Britain is to become the mandatory power under the League of Nations?
Sir Charles Edwards: 68. asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider taking over the payments made by friendly societies to relatives of sailors and soldiers killed in the War and also the ordinary contributions paid per man whilst serving with the colours, and make it a national charge, on the grounds that the War was entirely responsible for these payments; and whether any communication or deputation...
Sir Charles Edwards: I beg to second the Motion. The dealings of the Labour party with the Government have strange fortunes. Last year we proposed that the Bill should come under the Board of Trade, and a representative of the Home Office was in charge. This time we propose that it should come under the Home Office and a representative of the Board of Trade is in charge, so that whatever we do we happen to be...